Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Re-image Mac Pro's with 10.6.6 Ethernet 2 not in list

After re-imaging a computer suite of Mac Pro's with 10.6.6 image taken from a new 27" iMac I noticed 3 of them were not showing up in ARD (Apple Remote Desktop).

I had a quick look at them, open System Preferences > Network and they showed as not having an IP address in their Ethernet 1 port. Of course Mac Pro's have two Ethernet ports, the second of which was not showing up in the list. Just clicked on the 'Plus' sign in the bottom right, selected Ethernet 2 and clicked OK.

This is obviously due to the fact that the original image was taken from an iMac which of course does not have two ethernet ports. What I assumed was that this would automatically get updated when the machine boots up. What I am now thinking is that it doesn't, but perhaps deleting the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ folder would cause it to update what network hardware it had? I used this option before when having a problem with OS X 802.1X and Wifi.

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